Your car is essential for getting you to all the places you need to go—from work and school to everyday errands, vacations, and road trips. But, as you put on the miles, you should also stay on top of important vehicle maintenance.
You may be thinking, “What’s the worst thing that can happen if I miss out on that next wheel alignment service?” Well, our technicians can tell you the more you put off wheel alignment, the more you risk costly repairs and your own safety as you drive.
Don’t take that risk! Get to know what could happen if you miss out on important wheel alignment services.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T GET AN ALIGNMENT?
YOU PAY MORE IN GAS MONEY
Did you know that when your wheels are out of alignment, it can decrease your car’s fuel efficiency? That’s because poor alignment can cause your wheels to work against each other and need more power to make up for their difference in positioning. We don’t have to tell you that gas can get expensive, so keeping up on alignment maintenance can help prevent you from paying more at the pump.
YOU COULD END UP WITH A FLAT TIRE, EXCESSIVE TIRE WEAR, OR A BLOWOUT
When you don’t keep up with wheel alignment, your tires are the first place to feel the consequences. Good wheel alignment helps each tire have even contact with the road, so when alignment is askew your tires will wear unevenly. You may see excessive tire wear or steel belt showing around the inner or outer circumference of the tire. The longer tire problems like this are left unchecked, uneven tire wear can make tire tread rub down fast and leave you vulnerable to failures like a flat tire or blowout.
YOUR HANDLING IS NOT AS SAFE
A blowout or a flat tire is bad enough to cause an accident. But when you skip wheel alignment maintenance, it can also mess with your car’s handling. Wheel alignment is tied to your vehicle’s steering and suspension system. So if it is neglected, your car could drift and be difficult to control. This is just the kind of unpredictability that puts you at risk of an accident.
YOU PAY MORE ON NEW TIRES OR SUSPENSION REPAIR
Whether you end up with worn tires, a flat, or suspension issues, letting wheel alignment go by the wayside can damage your vehicle. Fixing that damage will come at a cost, one that’s higher than what preventative maintenance has you pay in the first place. Keep that trade off in mind, do you want to risk paying for new tires earlier than expected or schedule regular wheel alignment at a fraction of the cost?
TIRES PLUS CAN FIX YOUR BAD ALIGNMENT
Staying on top of routine vehicle maintenance is worth it for your safety and for preventing greater damage down the road. That’s why we recommended having your vehicle’s wheel alignment checked at least every 6,000 miles. You can choose the right kind of service package for you to ensure the longevity of your vehicle. So when you need a professional, visit your nearest Tires Plus for wheel alignment services or help with any of the tires’ needs.